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June 24, 2017 10:33 AM OPINION: Independent candidates are the true enemies of Kenya

Kenyan politicians never believe in a process they pretend to respect. Each election cycle, political parties are conjured up like kindergarten magic only to disappear for four years. Without established political parties, we will never develop national culture to be proud of. True political parties belong to its membership and with developed strategies

June 24, 2017 8:04 AM Tanzania outrage at pregnant schoolgirl ban

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday that: “After getting

June 24, 2017 4:13 AM Tributes pour in for Botswana’s Sir Ketumile Masire

Politicians from at home and abroad led the tributes as Botswana mourned the passing of former President Sir Ketumile Masire. “He had the charisma, people would come and follow his rallies. This man had the gift of the gab,” said former Speaker of the National Assembly Margaret Nasha. That charisma, combined with discipline, focus, democracy and a deep understanding 2

June 23, 2017 6:54 PM Chaos and fraud part and parcel of Kenya’s political campaigns

This week has been ablaze with the “usual” political intrigue, slurs and accusations that is a mainstay of election campaigning in Kenya. Just within a week, ruling coalition Jubilee has called for the arrest of NASA candidate Raila Odinga for alleged hate speech and the Opposition coalition wants to move to court to block the printing of ballot boxes

June 23, 2017 6:36 PM Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled, largely due to an influx of desperate people fleeing violence and instability in South Sudan - from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million - making the East African country host to the world's fastest growing refugee emergency. "Malnutrition rates among refugees are alarming

June 23, 2017 1:52 PM Slippage in the DR Congo: Where are the UN and South Africa?

In 2016, one of the defining terms when it came to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political situation was “le glissement”. Meaning “slippage”, this word was popularly used to refer to President Joseph Kabila’s efforts to stay in office by repeatedly delaying elections. The strategy worked. Kabila’s mandate officially ended in December 2016, yet he is still 6

June 22, 2017 9:33 PM Zuma defiant as challenges to his power mount

Email leaks and struggling economy spur revolt JOHANNESBURG, South Africa | President Jacob Zuma is facing a growing challenge to his eight-year rule, with calls for impeachment growing as onetime supporters desert him and a stash of leaked emails raises fresh doubts he will be able to serve out the final two years of his current term. The 75-year-old 3

June 22, 2017 6:37 PM Atlas to get rid of stake in Addis firm

Publicly listed Atlas Industries #ticker:ADSS has finally received a nod from shareholders to dispose of its stake in a glass-making firm in Ethiopia. In a special resolution passed on Wednesday, Atlas said Innovative Africa Investments and Eagle Investments had agreed to cede 276.72 million shares they hold in Atlas in exchange for full ownership of the Ethiopia 7

June 22, 2017 9:34 AM Tanzania: Controversy Hits Diamond Platnumz's Latest Song

Bongo maestro Diamond Platinumz has released his latest hit Fire in collaboration with Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage. What caught the ear of his fans is however the mention of both his baby mama Zari Hassan and ex-girlfriend Wema Sepetu in the same stanza. The singer goes, “Sura Zarinah Hassani, shepu Sepetu Wema. I say you are fire baby.” The lyrics have excited 1

June 22, 2017 8:39 AM The World's Population Is Forecast to Reach 9.8 Billion By the Year 2050

(UNITED NATIONS) — India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division forecasts that the current 4